Section 2: Farhult-Skäret

Footpaths take you across bird-rich coastal meadows and narrow coastal roads take you through fishing villages, one after the other. Stories of Stone Age hunting and a goose herder that became a star.

Rekekroken<br />
                                    Photo: Johan HammarWetlands close to Farhult<br />
                                    Photo: Johan HammarTunneberga inn<br />
                                    Photo: Johan Hammar
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Footpaths take you across bird-rich coastal meadows and narrow coastal roads take you through fishing villages, one after the other. Stories of Stone Age hunting and a goose herder that became a star.

Nature

This section is also a part of Kullaleden.

Easy walking along footpaths take you  across the bird-rich coastal meadows around Görslövsån. Further on you come to a bathing area at Revet with a view and pasque flowers in their thousands.

Follow narrow coastal roads through younger fishing villages and winding paths across pastures. The climb up towards Kullaberg begins and the 1700 million year old bedrock is exposed in places. From Bökebäck you have a view out across the extensive shingle areas and the blue sea.

Cultural History

When you walk across the sandy ground at Görslövsån, you walk over an old seabed; Kullasundet. The straight stretched from Jonstorp to Höganäs and Kullaberg was a stony island in Kattegatt. Näset, where Jonstorp is now situated, was an excellent place for fishing and seal hunting in the Stone Age and thousands of artefacts from that time that have been dug up.

Jonstorp and Rekekroken were home to Edvard Persson; a man from Skåne with a sweet voice. It was to here that he retreated, to philosophise and feed the swans, following his huge success with "Kalle på Spången" (Kalle from Spången), "Söder om landsvägen" (South of the Highway) and songs such as "Jag är en liten gåsapåg från Skåne" (I am a little goose herder from Skåne).

At the harbour in Svanshall you can get a dose of fishing history. There are tar pots, where the fishing nets were coated with tar, "stejlebacken" where the nets were hung to dry and a little seafaring museum which displays a range of things from the secret stashes of a sea captain.

There are also several quarries along the Trail. East of Svanshall, limestone was quarried, then hundreds of years later, blocks of ice were sawn up in the quarry and in the 1940s thrilling matches of bandy were played here. To the west there is a quarry where the bedrock was transformed into macadam between the 1930s and 1960s.

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